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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

They Would Never Talk

      
Remembering the Lost

I had three Uncles that were in World War II. Two were at D-Day and one was in the Battle of the Bulge.

They were among the lucky ones. They survived. Many of their friends didn’t. About them they would never talk, but they did remember them…

Many gave their all so that those who survived would keep, and pass on to us, the freedoms that we have today. Never forget. Never give up…

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Hitching Post

      

When I’m out doing Travel Photography I will always take photos of the normal stuff. But then I like to go out to the less traveled areas to see what might be there that most people will never see. Because they never take the time to go off the beaten path.

Recently on an outing to the Colonial Williamsburg area, my wife and I did the usual walk through the middle of town. But then we went over to one of the back, less used, pathways. We found a little shelter where we stopped and rested with a drink and a snack bar. We talked about what we had seen so far and what we going to do next. And we laughed about some of the fun we already had.

As we started to leave I looked around and just to the back of this little place was this hitching post. I knew that by photographing it, with the tree and fence, it would remind us of the little fun moment we had in the midst of a tourist destination where hundreds of people were all around us. But we were alone.

This Hitching Post has become our quiet zone. And where we discovered all over again a little of why we became “hitched” in the first place…

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jamestown-Scotland Ferry



It was 9:30 am. We had arrived early and were walking about the archaeological digs of the Jamestown Settlement. Fog had settled across the James River and the air was filled with a slight mist. Then I heard it, the sound of a low rumbling motor.

As I turned around, I caught a glimpse of one of the Jamestown-Scotland Ferries crossing the James River. There are four vessels in the small fleet – Pocahontas, Surry, Williamsburg, Virginia. I think this one is the Pocahontas. The Free Ferry service runs 24 hours a day and is only non-operational on Thanksgiving, New Years Day and Christmas.

It’s not often, if not rare, to photograph one the Ferries without a background, and this was my chance to get my own minimalist photographic record of one of the vessels as it traversed the James River from Jamestown to Scotland, VA on the other side in the county of Surry, and I think I got it…

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Black & White Photography

       
Morning Softness


Please leave a comment and I will respond when I’m back. For those who didn't read Monday's post, I'm taking a week away from the Internet. Just concentrating on my photography. I hope to be back on line next week. In the meantime this photo has been scheduled for viewing at this time. Thanks…

Monday, May 14, 2012

Moment In Time

       
Proud Robin


I won’t be on the Internet this week. Need some time away from all things computerese. I'm going to concentrate on my photography and try some new tactics. However, all comments are most welcomed and I will answer them when I’m back on-line next week. Thanks…

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Monday, May 7, 2012

Moment In Time

       
Evening Fire


There comes that time, in the Evening, when the light of day is waning and the soft glow of outdoor lighting combines for what I like to call “Evening Fire”.

It’s not always something that is eye catching, but when it is, something comes alive and gives a scene that, most likely, you will never see again. That’s the moment when you either capture that moment or you loose it forever.

This time I was able to capture a special moment in time when I was blessed to vision a most fascinating occurrence of “Evening Fire”…

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Black & White Photography

       
House On A Hill



It’s amazing how differently things can look through the viewfinder of a camera.

As I walk about my neighborhood I try to look at things that we take for granted; some steps, a colorful morning setting, trees, etc. This is a house close by where I live. We are in a neighborhood of many homes, some close together, so I like to look for something that looks like it is somewhere out in the country.

This is an example of that idea. This building really is a “House On A Hill”… :-)